Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: A solid green signal light means:

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A steady green traffic light means you can go through the junction. Only go forward when the traffic lights are green if there is room for you to clear the junction safely or you are taking up a position to turn right.

Highway code rules: 176, 109.

#2: After going through deep water your brakes may have become wet. To dry the brakes you should:

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Test your brakes at the first safe opportunity by pushing gently on the brake pedal to make sure that they work. If they are not fully effective, gently apply light pressure while driving slowly. This will help to dry them out.

Highway code rule: 121.

#3: You are following a vehicle at a safe distance on a slippery road. Another driver pulls into the gap between you and the vehicle ahead. What is the best thing to do in this situation?

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Adjust to the new situation. Drop back to regain a safe distance.

Highway code rule: 126.

#4: You plan to reverse into a side road. A pedestrian wishes to cross behind you. What is the best thing to do?

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Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way.

Highway code rules: 170, 202.

#5: Which sign marks a Zebra crossing?

 
 
 
 
The sign is used only at Zebra crossings.

#6: What does this sign tell you?

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Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.

#7: You are travelling behind a bus that pulls up at a bus stop. What should you do?

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Give priority when you can do so safely. Watch for people getting off and crossing the road.

Highway code rule: 223.

#8: Another road user drives up by your side and behaves aggressively. It may be a good idea to do all of the following, except:

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Do not make the situation worse. Try to be understanding if other road users cause problems. Do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road.

Highway code rule: 147.

#9: You arrive at the scene of an accident. Someone has a bleeding leg wound. What could reduce the flow of blood?

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Check for anything that may be in the wound, such as glass. If the leg is not broken, raise it above the level of the heart to reduce the flow of blood. Apply firm pressure over the wound.

Highway code rule: 283.

#10: You are travelling in heavy rain. Your overall stopping distance is likely to be:

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Heavy rain reduces visibility and the road will be extremely wet. A wet pavement makes it harder to strop and increases your stopping distance. Slow down and allow yourself at least twice the normal separation distance. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads.

Highway code rules: 126, 227.

#11: A cycle lane is marked by a solid white line and this sign. Can you park your car in this lane?

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You MUST NOT drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line during its times of operation.

Highway code rule: 140.

#12: Which stop line is used at stop signs?

 
 
 
 
The marking consists of a single continuous line 400 mm wide. It is used only at junctions controlled by stop signs.

Highway code rule: 171.

#13: In which situation must you always stop your vehicle?

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You must always stop when signalled to do so by a police or traffic officer, traffic warden, school crossing patrol. When the amber light is flashing at a pelican crossing, you must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rules: 105, 106.

#14: You are turning right onto a dual carriageway. It has a very narrow central reservation. What should you do?

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When crossing or turning right onto dual carriageways, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle.
  • If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
  • If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.


Highway code rule: 173.

#15: What are the most effective ways to counter sleepiness on a long journey?

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The most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example, two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (at least 15 minutes).

Highway code rules: 91, 262.

#16: When a traffic signal is showing a steady red light:

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A red signal light means stop. You can make a right turn against a red light after you stop and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles close enough to be a hazard. Make the right turn only when it is safe. Do not turn if a no turn on red sign is posted.

A left turn against a red light can only be made from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Remember, in California, you may not turn against a red arrow.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#17: When you see this sign, you must:

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No entry for vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles (usually indicates the end of a one-way road where all traffic is travelling in the other direction)

#18: You may use hazard warning lights in the following situations, except:

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Hazard warning lights may be used when your vehicle is stationary and temporarily obstructing traffic. You MUST NOT use hazard warning lights while driving or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to warn drivers behind you of a hazard or obstruction ahead.

Highway code rule: 116.

#19: What should you do when you must stop in a congested tunnel?

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If you have to stop in a tunnel, leave at least a 5-metre gap between you and the vehicle in front.

Highway code rule: 126.

#20: You approach a zebra crossing. A pedestrian is waiting to cross. What should you do?

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Be courteous. Prepare to slow down and stop. You should not wave people across. Allow pedestrians plenty of time to cross and do not harass them by revving your engine or edging forward.

Highway code rule: 196.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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